日本

you're strange and you're beautiful

それは日本の心ですね。 (via Distant land)

桜 / Sakura

Image by . SantiMB . via Flickr

Courtesy of Our Man in Abiko, this brought tears to my eyes. It is a sweet moment of pause amid the flood of terrifying news stories, and I just had to pass it along.

In my self-education about Japan, I have seen so much drama regarding politics, finance, foreign policy, national history etc etc that it’s easy to lose sight of why I fell in love with a country I’ve never even visited. This kind of post reminds me.

NB. I’ll write something reflecting on the past few days when I can; right now I just haven’t been able to yet. If you have questions please ask. Sitting around the dinner tables earlier half darkness, watching the latest press conference about exposed fuel rods at Fukushima Dai-Ni power station 247km north of here, I asked the gathered Japanese house-mates what they would do if the problems there worsened. One of them replied that their family l … Read More

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